secretary tim geithner, expected to leave at the end of the month. what is the administration saying about this search for his successor? they must be racing the clock now. >> that's right, they are. you have the debt ceiling, a battle coming up, there are other economic matters that have to be dealt with over the next few months and it's important for the president to make this election, we expect the president will be making some announcements as early as next week. we reached out to the treasury department yesterday, a spokesperson telling me that treasury secretary geithner will be around until around the inauguration, and that they won't talk exactly about the timing of his departure until a successor is named but no doubt, this is a crucial cabinet position that the president is mulling over while here on vacation in addition to some others as well, such as the cia, and the defense department, victor. >> dan lothian traveling with the president, thank you for joining us for that. let's see how the markets are reacting to the jobs numbers. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange.